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July 15, 2020
How's your mindset? If you strive to continue growing as a creative entrepreneur, you'll have to upgrade your belief system every time you reach a new level. Mindset work is an ongoing process. Luckily, there are plenty of books on the subject. In this episode, I'm sharing my 5 favorite books about mindset. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/88 Links: Take the FREE info products quiz - pimpyourbrilliance.com/quiz Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com  
July 1, 2020
Today is launch day! The doors to the Brilliance Lounge have reopened and I want to personally invite you to become a member.   Learn more about the membership: brilliancelounge.com   Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/87 Links: Take the FREE info products quiz - pimpyourbrilliance.com/quiz Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com  
June 24, 2020
It takes money to make money but that doesn't mean you can't get started for free. In this episode, I'm sharing free tools that you can use to create and sell your info products. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/86 Links: Take the FREE info products quiz - pimpyourbrilliance.com/quiz Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com  
June 17, 2020
We all have our BS (belief systems). Some of those thoughts and beliefs aren't helping us grow but instead, they are holding us back. More than ever we need leaders. We need people to step into the things that they were called to do. In this episode, I'm talking about the 4 myths that are holding you back in your creative business and what you can do about it.  Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/85 Links: Take the FREE info products quiz - pimpyourbrilliance.com/quiz Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com
April 15, 2020
Today I’m chatting with Beth Anne Schwamberger of Brilliant Business Moms about how to prepare for your first product launch. She has launched everything from a physical planner to digital classes to a Facebook Ads Intensive. Beth Anne is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to planning a successful launch. In this episode, Beth Anne covers everything from giving yourself enough time to plan, the phases of a launch, and the different types of content you should create to engage your audience. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/84 Important Links: Watch the FREE digital products workshop - pimpyourbrilliance.com/workshop Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com
April 1, 2020
Today I want to address the huge elephant in the room, the COVID-19 pandemic aka the Rona. Over the past few weeks, it has completely turned everything upside down. There's a lot of fear and uncertainty swirling around as we adjust to this new normal. Our homes are now office spaces, schools, entertainment complexes, gyms, restaurants and a place to rest our heads at the end of the day. It's a lot. This new duality in our spaces can cause our already dwindling attention spans to plummet even further. I know many of us are working from home now, some for the very first time and that presents its own challenges. So I want to share a few ways to find focus while social distancing. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/83 Important Links: Watch the FREE digital products workshop - pimpyourbrilliance.com/workshop Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com
March 18, 2020
In today's episode, I'm chatting with Rikki - of AunteeRik.com about systems and productivity for solopreneurs. This is a topic that I come back to quite a bit because I receive a lot of questions about how to be more productive as a small or solo biz owner.  A bit about Rikki or Auntee Rik as she is known on the internet: As the biz organizeher™, Rikki takes business owners from stressed & shrinking to cool, calm & collecting their coins, through tightening up processes, policies and productivity. She is also the creator of the Biz organizer - business and operations planner which helps you develop and enhance your systems in 6 core areas. Rikki is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to getting your business backend together. She shared lots of great questions to ask yourself in order to tighten up your business. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/82 Important Links: Watch the FREE digital products workshop - pimpyourbrilliance.com/workshop Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com
March 4, 2020
Did you know that the average American household carries thousands of dollars in credit card debt? Unfortunately, I found myself with more credit card debt than I could stomach. Over the course of 14 months, I paid off $34,000 in debt. In this episode, I'm sharing how I amassed so much debt and the simple rules I followed to pay it off. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/81 Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com
February 19, 2020
So you have a great idea for a product. Amazing! You're bursting with excitement because you know this is going to be 'the thing' that helps your business take off. Well, let’s pause for a minute. Coming up with ideas for new products can be both challenging and fun. But before you run to your computer to buy the domain name, you need to complete a very critical step… validating your product idea. In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, learn 4 ways to validate your next product idea so you don’t waste time building something your audience doesn’t want. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/80 Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com
February 5, 2020
Digital product sales continue to gain popularity amongst creative entrepreneurs because there’s a lower barrier to entry and they’re easier to produce than physical products. I think every creative whether you’re established or just starting out should have a digital product in their offerings. In this episode, I’m sharing my top picks for the best digital products to create in 2020. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/79 Important Links: Follow me on Instagram -@pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB -pimpyourbrilliance.com
January 15, 2020
Since the Pimp Your Productivity Challenge starts in a few days, I wanted to talk a bit more about exactly what a system is and why it is useful. In this episode, I share 6 must-have systems for your creative business + a few tools to help you streamline things. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/78 Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com
January 1, 2020
Are you feeling those New Year vibes yet?  Show Notes - https://pimpyourbrilliance.com/77 -- Register for the Pimp Your Productivity challenge. Over the course of 5 days, I'm going to help you get a handle on the various tasks your business requires to function, get your processes locked down and get your project management system up and running.  The challenge starts on January 20th, 2020. Register today by visiting https://pimpyourbrilliance.com/productive/  
November 13, 2019
Have you started to prepare your creative business for 2020 yet? Now that it’s November, I've been thinking about how I can prepare my business for the new year in a way that feels manageable. Right now is the perfect time to work on those overlooked tasks like cleaning up and organizing your businesses backend.  In this episode, I'm sharing 9 simple ways to prepare your creative business for the new year. Each of these items is actionable and should take you no longer than 30 to 45 minutes to complete. These are quick wins that will help you feel calmer and more prepared heading into January. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/76   This episode is sponsored by the Visionary Journal. The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends goal setting, visualization, planning your day to day, and regular review to help you get from idea to done.  Learn more about the Visionary Journal by visiting- keepchasingthestars.com   Important Links: Get a 14-day trial to the Brilliance Lounge for $1 - Start Your Trial  Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com
October 30, 2019
I love sitting down to plan and with the year coming to a close so quickly, I thought now would be the perfect time to share a few ways to prepare for the new year. I like to start planning the new year in November. I know some people don't want to rush the year and start their planning process so early, but as the holiday season ramps up it gets harder to make time for it. I have found in previous years that by the time January rolls around if I didn't have a plan in place, it would take me weeks to get on track. The post-holiday slump is real. So a few years ago, I started putting my plan together before the holiday season kicked off. It has made all of the difference. So I'm going to be sharing four ways to plan and prepare for the next year in your creative business.  Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/75   Important Links: Get a 14-day trial to the Brilliance Lounge for $1 - Start Your Trial  Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com
October 16, 2019
It can be both exciting and scary to have a new idea but many creatives get stuck before they get started. This is such a bummer because I know you have a fantastic idea that the world needs to experience. No need to worry. I've got your back. In this rebroadcast, I walk you through the 7 steps that you need to complete to take you from idea to done. (Originally aired May 31, 2017) Show Notes - https://pimpyourbrilliance.com/m2 Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com Become a member of our learning community - Join The Brilliance Lounge 
October 2, 2019
Do you ever feel that no matter how well you plan you’re still making little progress in your creative business? It’s frustrating, isn’t it?!    Real talk... your plan isn’t the problem. It’s resistance. In this episode, we’re going to talk about how resistance shows up in our creative activity and a few things you can do to break through it.   Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/74 Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com Become a member of our learning community - Join The Brilliance Lounge 
September 18, 2019
Bryanda Law is the Founder & CEO of Quirktastic - an online community for geeks, nerds, free spirits and the anime obsessed. Their mission is to make the fandom industry more reflective of our diverse society. So her team creates spaces for women and people of color who have interests other than the ones the world automatically places on them.   Bryanda's latest venture the Quirktastic App is helping self-proclaimed geeks find each other and connect. The app also helped her snag a spot in Snap, Inc's (aka Snapchat) Yellow Accelerator.   In this episode, Bryanda shares how she landed on the idea for Quirktastic, how she’s used social media to grow her brand, her business model and three tips for building your team.   Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/73   Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about PYB - pimpyourbrilliance.com Become a member of our learning community - Join The Brilliance Lounge 
September 4, 2019
Today I'm talking about how to pitch yourself for podcasts. I’ve been wanting to do this episode for months. I'm coming from the perspective of someone who both runs a show and is actively pitching themselves to be featured on other people's podcasts.   Podcasts are growing. The industry is booming right now. There is an increased interest in audio and podcast content. All of the major players are getting into it. Google is indexing podcasts in search results. Spotify has acquired anchor and is making a push to be the biggest player in the game.  So right now is a really great time to be a podcaster. If you don't want to go down the road of launching a show yourself, you can position yourself as a guest expert. In this episode, I’m breaking down exactly what you need to include in your pitch, how to be a good guest, best practices and how to find podcasts that you’d be a good fit for.  Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/72   Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about me - pimpyourbrilliance.com Become a member of our learning community - Join The Brilliance Lounge
August 21, 2019
Small business owner, proud mama, and hand lettering enthusiast, Amy Tan is the founder of Amy Tangerine, a brand fully committed to providing creatives with the tools and space to see the bright, shiny side of life. In her day-to-day, Amy makes sweet online content as well as top-end products designed to promote a colorful, positive message. You can meet Amy at the intersection of creativity, passion, and purpose. In this episode, Amy shares how finding a creative outlet as a teen helped her craft a life she loved, how she pivoted from t-shirt designer to scrapbooking and her keys to success.   Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/71   The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends goal setting, visualization, planning your day to day, and regular review to help you get from idea to done.   Learn more about the Visionary Journal by visiting- visionaryjournal.co   Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about me - pimpyourbrilliance.com Become a member of our learning community - Join The Brilliance Lounge
August 7, 2019
At some point, every creative has to deal with burnout. It's very common, especially amongst those of us wearing all the hats in pursuit of our passions and work that we love. What do you do when you’re burnout and struggling to find your way back? In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m sharing my best 4 tips to overcome burnout. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/70 The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends goal setting, visualization, planning your day to day, and regular review to help you get from idea to done. Learn more about the Visionary Journal by visiting- visionaryjournal.co Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about me - pimpyourbrilliance.com Become a member of our learning community - Join The Brilliance Lounge
July 31, 2019
In this rebroadcast, Monique sits down with Mo Vázquez the founder of Pipsticks to discuss where the idea of creating a subscription sticker club came from, how she sources products, the challenges of running a business and why connecting with your community is key.   Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about me - pimpyourbrilliance.com
July 24, 2019
In this rebroadcast, Monique sits down with serial entrepreneur Arsha Jones, to discuss her journey to multiple million-dollar brands, her best tips for putting together a team, how she proceeds with a new idea and why she set out to build a business her way.     Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about me - pimpyourbrilliance.com
July 17, 2019
Jennifer Vassel is the author and founder of “I Am Unique!” - a children’s book series and self-love brand aimed to inspire girls and women to rise above their insecurities and share their unique gifts with the world. In this episode, Jennifer shares how she turned an insecurity into a self-love brand, her writing process and why you should share your story even if you’re afraid.   The Brilliance Lounge is open to new members! In a few weeks, I'm going to be releasing my new course Pimp Your Idea: Plan, Create And Sell Your First Digital Product. Members of The Brilliance Lounge get first dibs (Psst! It's included in the membership)! You can join right now for only $30 a month. Join The Brilliance Lounge   Get The Genius Zone Guide Inside the Find Your Genius Zone guide, you'll find exercises to help you pinpoint where your natural talents lie, who your ideal client could be and what your MVP (minimum viable product) should be. To receive a copy of the guide, Text BRILLIANCE to 33777.   Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about me - pimpyourbrilliance.com Become a member of our private membership - Join The Brilliance Lounge 
July 10, 2019
In this rebroadcast, Monique sits down with personal branding strategist Maya Elious, to discuss content creation, the importance of setting boundaries and how she plans to impact 1,000 women.   The Brilliance Lounge is open to new members! In a few weeks, I'm going to be releasing my new course Pimp Your Idea: Plan, Create And Sell Your First Digital Product. Members of The Brilliance Lounge get first dibs (Psst! It's included in the membership)! You can join right now for only $30 a month. Join The Brilliance Lounge   Get The Genius Zone Guide Inside the Find Your Genius Zone guide, you'll find exercises to help you pinpoint where your natural talents lie, who your ideal client could be and what your MVP (minimum viable product) should be. To receive a copy of the guide, Text BRILLIANCE to 33777.   Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about me - pimpyourbrilliance.com Become a member of our private membership - Join The Brilliance Lounge 
July 3, 2019
One mistake that many creatives are making is thinking that their blog is their business model. I get plenty of emails from people asking about how to start a blog but very few ask me how to create or sell an actual product or service. In this episode, I'm breaking down the difference between a blog, a brand, and a business model + which one you should be focused on. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/68   The Brilliance Lounge is open to new members! In a few weeks, I'm going to be releasing my new course Pimp Your Idea: Plan, Create And Sell Your First Digital Product. Members of The Brilliance Lounge get first dibs (Psst! It's included in the membership)! You can join right now for only $30 a month. https://pimpyourbrilliance.com/lounge/   Get The Genius Zone Guide Inside the Find Your Genius Zone guide, you'll find exercises to help you pinpoint where your natural talents lie, who your ideal client could be and what your MVP (minimum viable product) should be. To receive a copy of the guide, Text BRILLIANCE to 33777.   Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about me - pimpyourbrilliance.com Become a member of our private membership - Join The Brilliance Lounge 
June 19, 2019
Want to be more efficient in your business? Well, you're in luck because this week I'm talking with Operations Consultant Jordan Gill. Jordan helps seasonal business owners (wedding planners, tax professionals, LSAT tutors, etc…) streamline their business backend. In this episode, Jordan shares how she went from 0 clients to booked in six weeks, the systems that she could not live without and her unique supportive business model. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/67   The Brilliance Lounge is open to new members! In a few weeks, I'm going to be releasing my new course Pimp Your Idea: Plan, Create And Sell Your First Digital Product. Members of The Brilliance Lounge get first dibs (Psst! It's included in the membership)! You can join right now for only $30 a month. https://pimpyourbrilliance.com/lounge/   Get The Genius Zone Guide If you're stuck trying to figure out what skills or talents you can monetize or what exactly you are expert enough to teach, I've created the perfect resource for you. Inside the Find Your Genius Zone guide, you'll find exercises to help you pinpoint where your natural talents lie, who your ideal client is and what your MVP (minimum viable product) should be. To receive a copy of the guide, Text BRILLIANCE to 345345.   Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about me - pimpyourbrilliance.com Become a member of our private membership - Join The Brilliance Lounge 
June 12, 2019
Bari Tessler Linden, M.A., is a Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach, Mama-preneur, and the Founder of The Art of Money. She has guided thousands of people to new, empowered, and refreshingly honest relationships with money through her nurturing, body-centered approach. In this episode, I chat with Bari about why money is never just about the money.   Show Notes - https://pimpyourbrilliance.com/66   I have a brand new resource for you called Find Your Genius Zone. If you're stuck trying to figure out what skills or talents you can monetize or what exactly you are expert enough to teach, I've created the perfect resource for you. Inside the Find Your Genius Zone guide, are exercises that help you pinpoint where your natural talents lie, who your ideal client is and what your MVP product should be.  To receive a copy of the guide, Text BRILLIANCE to 345345.   This episode is sponsored by The Visionary Journal™. The Visionary Journal is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends setting goals, a vision board, planning your day to day, and monthly review to help you go from idea to done. To learn more visit: visionaryjournal.co   Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about me - pimpyourbrilliance.com Want to learn how to create your own digital product? Join The Brilliance Lounge   
June 5, 2019
Nache’ Snow is a designer, maker, and podcaster. Through the years she’s sold her handmade goods via Etsy, Shopify, and at farmers markets (all while having a fulltime job). She also loves to blog, teach and make videos. Her website NacheSnow.com is a resource website that helps crafters, makers, and creatives pursue their passion by arming them with the best advice about productivity, journaling, and running a creative business so they can effectively accomplish their dreams. In this episode, Nache' is sharing her philosophy for productivity and her best advice for organizing your life to make time for your passion. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/65   I have a brand new resource for you called Find Your Genius Zone. If you're stuck trying to figure out what skills or talents you can monetize or what exactly you are expert enough to teach, I've created the perfect resource for you. Inside the Find Your Genius Zone guide, are exercises that help you pinpoint where your natural talents lie, who your ideal client is and what your MVP product should be.  To receive a copy of the guide, Text BRILLIANCE to 345345.   This episode is sponsored by The Visionary Journal™. The Visionary Journal is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends setting goals, a vision board, planning your day to day, and monthly review to help you go from idea to done. To learn more visit: visionaryjournal.co   Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about me - pimpyourbrilliance.com Join The Brilliance Lounge 
May 29, 2019
Iyanna Vaughn is the owner & founder of the bookkeeping firm, Lovely Financials Group. She helps women-led empires make and manage their money to fund the lifestyle of their dreams. Running Lovely Financials Group for the past 3 years has allowed Iyanna to understand businesses in their 1st steps to those surpassing 7 figures. Iyanna strives to bridge the gap of financial empowerment for all women entrepreneurs. In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, Iyanna breaks down some of the most common money mistakes that new creative entrepreneurs make, shares ways to simplify your money management to eliminate overwhelm and gives her best advice for getting over your fear of money. Show notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/64   I have a brand new resource for you called Find Your Genius Zone. If you're stuck trying to figure out what skills or talents you can monetize or what exactly you are expert enough to teach, I've created the perfect resource for you. Inside the Find Your Genius Zone guide, are exercises that help you pinpoint where your natural talents lie, who your ideal client is and what your MVP product should be.  To receive a copy of the guide, Text BRILLIANCE to 345345.   This episode is sponsored by The Visionary Journal™. The Visionary Journal is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends setting goals, a vision board, planning your day to day, and monthly review to help you go from idea to done. To learn more visit: visionaryjournal.co   Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about me - pimpyourbrilliance.com Join The Brilliance Lounge 
May 22, 2019
There comes a time in every creative business where things just don't seem to be working as well as they used to. It's during these times when you have to decide whether you lean in, pivot or quit. In today's episode, I'm sharing how I knew it was time to pivot, a major decision I've recently made for my brand and where that leaves things going forward. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/63 Important Links: Follow me on Instagram - @pimpyourbrilliance Learn more about me - pimpyourbrilliance.com Join The Brilliance Lounge 
May 16, 2019
Lori Rochino stumbled upon podcasting two years ago and has been hooked since. She created Simply Designed Life Podcast for entrepreneurs who want to simplify their busy lives in order to make room for the things that matter. As a podcasting and productivity coach, Lori knows a thing or two about how to get stuff done.  In this episode, she shares her best tips for being productive as a busy creative. Show Notes - pimpyourbrilliance.com/62 The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends setting goals, a vision board, planning your day to day, and monthly review to help you go from idea to done. To learn more visit: visionaryjournal.co  
May 8, 2019
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your mindset? Mindset work is often overlooked but it's important whether you're running a creative business or just trying to achieve a goal. Your mindset and readiness to believe an outcome is possible for you directly effects the level of success you’ll experience. In this episode, I’m sharing 3 powerful ways to level up your mindset. Show notes - keepchasingthestars.com/61 This episode is brought to you by Star Chasers United is a private membership for women entrepreneurs who want accountability & epic support while building their creative businesses and crushing their goals. To get full membership details and to join visit starchasersunited.com
May 1, 2019
Are your habits and mindset getting in your way? Are they stopping you from moving forward with an idea? Our problems aren’t always a lack of information, sometimes we are the roadblock. Many times we aren’t even aware of it. In this episode, I share 5 unproductive habits that are keeping you stuck, stagnant and not taking action. Show Notes - https://www.keepchasingthestars.com/m18  
April 17, 2019
Today’s episode of Pimp Your Brilliance is extra special because it was partially recorded during a podcasting workshop that I taught at Craftcation: Business + Makers Conference. I asked for volunteers from the audience to offer their best tips for Spring cleaning their lives and business.  Thankfully, I had 7 brave ladies step up to the mic and this episode is a result of this collaboration. I’m literally so giddy listen to the audio because this was a fun change of format for me. All of the participants' details are below and I hope you’ll look them up. Show Notes- www.keepchasingthestars.com/59 Join Star Chasers United - A private membership for side hustlers and creative entrepreneurs who want to crush their goals with structured accountability and community support. Become a member by visiting www.starchasersunited.com Craftcation Guests Becky Helms - @thepinksamurai Marcella Hill - @beingmeonpurpose Marie LeBaron - @makeandtakes Anna Newman - Booty Vintage on Etsy Francesca Berrini - unusualcards.com Yelena Figueroa - @kindofknit Colleen Heath - @topatopatradingco
April 3, 2019
Sometimes despite our best intentions, things just do not go as planned. We start the year super motivated but end up sidetracked or completely abandoning our plans. So what do you do when that happens? You fix it, of course! This week, I’m sharing 6 steps to get your goals back on track after a rough quarter.   Show Notes- www.keepchasingthestars.com/58   Join Star Chasers United - A private membership for side hustlers and creative entrepreneurs who want to crush their goals with structured accountability and community support. Become a member by visiting www.starchasersunited.com   Plan Your Productive Week Challenge - Join this FREE 5-day email challenge to learn a simple system for planning your most productive week so that you can start executing your ideas quickly. Register at keepchasingthestars.com/productive
March 27, 2019
In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m answering questions from the PYB community about procrastination, productivity and how to better organize your time.   Show notes - keepchasingthestars.com/57   Plan Your Productive Week Challenge   Join this FREE 5-day email challenge to learn a simple system for planning your most productive week so that you can start executing your ideas quickly. Register at keepchasingthestars.com/productive
March 20, 2019
Danielle Spurge is a maker and craft business educator. Through her work at The Merriweather Council, she teaches creative people how to turn their crafty tendencies into profits. Danielle aims to inspire and support makers in business and share insights from her 8+ years of experience selling handmade work online and working with hundreds of students to do the same.   In this episode of Pimp Your brilliance, Danielle shares her insights on using Etsy as a marketing tool, competitively pricing your products, overcoming social media overwhelm and how to stand out as a new seller.   Show Notes - www.keepchasingthestars.com/56   The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends setting goals, a vision board, planning your day to day, and monthly review to help you go from idea to done.   To learn more visit: visionaryjournal.co
March 13, 2019
The most important lesson that I have learned about time management that no one tells you.   This always makes me remember the most important lesson that I have learned about time management and productivity. Surprisingly, it’s something people rarely talk about and no one ever tells you.   In this episode, you’ll learn:   Why there is no such thing as time management Two things you should be focused on instead A simple technique that will help you learn how to focus Good habits that you need to put into play ASAP   Valuable Resources:   Star Chasers United Pomodoro Method Self Control App Freedom App  
March 6, 2019
How would you like to have a career that you love?   The idea of creating a career that you love isn’t far fetched. It’s completely possible to do without starting your own business.   This week’s guest, career and leadership development expert Kimberly B. Cummings is the founder of Manifest Yourself, a company that provides in-person and virtual workshops, training, coaching, and resources to women and people of color looking to lead a dynamic career and life.   In this episode of Pimp Your brilliance, Kimberly dishes on building a personal brand, identifying the next step in your career path, and advice for people who don’t love their jobs.   Show Notes - keepchasingthestars.com/54   The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends setting goals, a vision board, planning your day to day, and monthly review to help you go from idea to done.   To learn more visit: visionaryjournal.co
February 27, 2019
This is part 4 of the Fear Less series. Are you using video to grow your creative business? The majority of us are not even though we know that we should. Video is one of the fastest ways to gain an audience that knows, likes and trusts us. So it’s time to add video to our content arsenal. That’s why I invited video expert XayLi Barclay back on to the show to help us get over our fear of being on camera and get our YouTube channels launched. In this episode, she shares how to get comfortable on camera, creating a video on a budget, and why your message is bigger than your mess.   Show notes - https://www.keepchasingthestars.com/53   This episode is brought to you by The Fear Guide- Silence Your Fear And Take Action. If the Chorus Of Fear is regularly singing you out of your dreams, you need to grab this short read jam-packed with exercises that will help you silence those internal voices of fear long enough to take the next small step.   Grab a copy by visiting- TheFearGuide.com
February 20, 2019
This is part 3 of the Fear Less series. If I had a dollar for every time some told me that they wanted to start a blog, I could stop working. Seriously, it isn’t an exaggeration. Lots of people still want to launch their blogs and those same people are really afraid to do so. Today on Pimp Your brilliance, I have Sarah Morgan of XOSarah.com. Sarah Morgan is an Emmy Award-winning digital strategist who’s been blogging and building websites since age 13. She has built a career around helping bloggers and other small business owners kick ass online. Sarah’s extensive knowledge of the blogging industry is why I invited her on the show. In this episode, she shares why people are still afraid to start blogs, easy ways to start blogging and how to leverage your blog as a sales tool. Show notes - https://www.keepchasingthestars.com/52   This episode is brought to you by The Fear Guide- Silence Your Fear And Take Action. If the Chorus Of Fear is regularly singing you out of your dreams, you need to grab this short read jam-packed with exercises that will help you silence those internal voices of fear long enough to take the next small step.   Grab a copy by visiting- TheFearGuide.com
February 13, 2019
This is part 2 of the Fear Less series.   Have you dreamed of hosting your own in-person workshops, classes, and meetups for your community? Well, you’re in luck because I have Siobhan Sudberry of Be Free Project as our guest expert on hosting your own events.   After planning and hosting over 20 events in 2019, Siobhan has learned what it takes to make an event enticing enough to sell out. In this episode, she shares the story of her first event, how to find a low-cost venue and three things that you can put in action right now to get started planning your own event.   Show notes - https://www.keepchasingthestars.com/51   This episode is brought to you by The Fear Guide- Silence Your Fear And Take Action. If the Chorus Of Fear is regularly singing you out of your dreams, you need to grab this short read jam-packed with exercises that will help you silence those internal voices of fear long enough to take the next small step.   Grab a copy by visiting- TheFearGuide.com
February 6, 2019
If you dream of speaking at events but you’re too afraid to get started, this episode was made for you. I have my biz bestie Amber Wright back on the show today. Amber is a Communications Expert and highly sought after speaker. She is the perfect person to kick off my Fear Less Series by teaching you how to you ignite your speaking career.   In this episode we’re sharing our individual speaking journeys, practical ways to get started speaking at the conference level and how you can put some action behind your dreams of becoming a speaker. Show notes - https://www.keepchasingthestars.com/50   This episode is brought to you by The Fear Guide- Silence Your Fear And Take Action. If the Chorus Of Fear is regularly singing you out of your dreams, you need to grab this short read jam-packed with exercises that will help you silence those internal voices of fear long enough to take the next small step.   Grab a copy by visiting- TheFearGuide.com
January 30, 2019
Like you, I have a list of things that I would love to accomplish this year and a life that often feels like it’s bursting at the seams with all of the things left for me to complete. It’s a little overwhelming, to say the least.   That’s why I spend 20 minutes every week planning and organizing the chaos. If you really want to maximize your productivity and check those boxes next to your goals, you have to learn how to plan your week. In this episode, I’m sharing my foolproof method for making sure my schedule is full of the big ticket items on my goals list.   Show Notes- www.keepchasingthestars.com/49 This episode is brought to you by the Visionary Journal.The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision, encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals. Learn more about the Visionary Journal by visiting- visionaryjournal.co
January 23, 2019
Now that we’re officially several weeks into 2019, how are your goals looking? The shiny appeal of setting goals new goals against the clean slate of a new year is wearing off. This is when the reality that it is time to get to work begins to set in. Setting a S.M.A.R.T goal is the easy part. It gets much harder once we realize that we need a plan for achieving that goal. That’s what today’s podcast episode is about. There are 4 essential parts that you must have if you want your goal action plan to be effective. I’m going over all 4 pieces and breaking them down so that you can get your 2019 goals in gear. Show Notes- www.keepchasingthestars.com/48   This episode is brought to you by the Visionary Journal.The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision, encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals. Learn more about the Visionary Journal by visiting- visionaryjournal.co PYB Mastermind is open for registration. This mastermind experience combines 1:1 coaching, group calls, short business building lessons and an ultra-private group for ongoing advice and support. This group runs February until July. If this is something that you're interested in being a part of I encourage you to submit an application at keepchasingthestars.com/mastermind
January 9, 2019
Here we are at the start of 2019 and you know what's on everyone's mind? Goals!Big goals. Little goals. Impossible goals. We are all thinking about what we want to accomplish during this next trip around the sun. A few weeks ago, I had this aha moment about how we approach SMART goal setting and in some instances, we may be unintentionally setting ourselves up to fail. That's the inspiration behind today's episode.So let's talk SMART goals. Show Notes- www.keepchasingthestars.com/47 Join the #ProcrastinationDetox Challenge to learn why you procrastinate, simple strategies to overcome it and how to start executing your ideas now. The challenge starts on January 14th! Register- https://www.keepchasingthestars.com/procrastinate/ This episode is brought to you by the Visionary Journal.The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision, encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals. Learn more about the Visionary Journal by visiting- visionaryjournal.co
December 19, 2018
This is the final episode of 2018! I can’t believe we are staring down a shiny new year already. I believe strongly in closing out the previous year in order to fully embrace the year ahead. So I thought would be fun to reflect on some of the highlights of this past year, as well as talk about areas that could use some improvement. Curious about what my top 5 things are for 2018? Press play and give this episode a listen.   Show Notes- www.keepchasingthestars.com/46 This episode is brought to you by the Visionary Journal.The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision, encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals. Learn more about the Visionary Journal by visiting- visionaryjournal.coThis episode is also brought to you by my book The Fear Guide- Silence Your Fear And Take Action. Grab this short read jam-packed with exercises that will help you quiet your fear long enough to take the next small step.Grab a copy by visiting- TheFearGuide.com
December 12, 2018
Today we're talking about vision boards! Since the year is winding down, it seems like the perfect time to share a few ways that you can make your vision board more effective. However, I want to point out that you can make a vision board at any time of year. There’s no shortage of vision board articles dishing out advice about how to create a vision board. Most of them focus exclusively on how to create the actual board. In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m sharing my 2 cents on what makes a vision board powerful and 5 ways to make yours more effective. This episode is brought to you by the Visionary Journal.The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends goal setting, visualization, planning your day to day, and regular review to help you get from idea to done. Learn more about the Visionary Journal by visiting- visionaryjournal.co This episode is also brought to by The Fear Guide- Silence Your Fear And Take Action. If the Chorus Of Fear is regularly signing you out of your dreams, you need to grab this short read jam-packed with exercises that will help you quiet your fear long enough to take the next small step.Grab a copy by visiting- TheFearGuide.com
December 5, 2018
What kind of success are you dreaming about for next year? Maybe you’d like to finally launch that business or tackle a goal that has been on your someday list for too long. We all want to experience more success, but have you considered what really needs to happen in order to achieve it? I’ve been doing a lot of one on one work lately and I’ve pinpointed 3 key areas that you need to master in order to successfully achieve your goals next year. It’s probably not what you think. In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m breaking down the 3 key areas that you need to work on strengthening to experience more success. Consider this your tough love kick in the pants and start doing this work now. Show Notes- keepchasingthestars.com/44 This episode is sponsored by the Visionary Journal and The Fear Guide. The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends goal setting, visualization, planning your day to day, and regular review to help you get from idea to done. Learn more about the Visionary Journal by visiting- VisionaryJournal.co If the Chorus Of Fear is regularly singing you out of your dreams, you need to grab this short read jam-packed with exercises that will help you quiet your fear long enough to take the next small step. Grab a copy by visiting- TheFearGuide.com
November 28, 2018
Jeanetta Gonzales is a Los Angeles-based designer and artist. A lover of pattern, color, and design she works as a surface designer, graphic designer, and illustrator. With degrees in fine art and graphic design, she began her career as a graphic designer working in design firms and corporate companies such as WedMD, Mattel and The Disney Store. She later parlayed her digital and fine art skills into surface design working as a textile designer and style guide designer for consumer products. In this episode, Jeanetta shares how she got started as a graphic designer after obtaining a degree in fine art, how to overcome creative blocks and 3 ways to get started with art licensing. SHOW NOTES- keepchasingthestars.com/43 This episode is brought to you by The Fear Guide- 7 Steps To Silence Your Fear And Take Action. If the Chorus Of Fear is regularly signing you out of your dreams, you need to grab this short read jam packed with exercises that will help you quiet your fear long enough to take the next small step.Grab a copy by visiting- TheFearGuide.com
November 14, 2018
Today I want to share a few simples ways to survive the holidays while still being productive and stress-free. Let's face it, the holiday season can be rough. I start feeling a shift in my energy around October and by the time we make it to November I'm ready to tap out. I always push through those feelings and try to keep the same pace through December which leaves me exhausted and burnt out come January. This then leads to feeling guilty about not starting the year with a bang. It's a crazy vicious cycle and I bet I'm not the only person that experiences this. Show Notes- keepchasingthestars.com/42 This episode is sponsored by the Visionary Journal and The Fear Guide. The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends goal setting, visualization, planning your day to day, and regular review to help you get from idea to done. Learn more about the Visionary Journal by visiting- VisionaryJournal.co If the Chorus Of Fear is regularly singing you out of your dreams, you need to grab this short read jam-packed with exercises that will help you quiet your fear long enough to take the next small step. Grab a copy by visiting- TheFearGuide.com
November 7, 2018
Aycee Brown is a Human Design Expert, the founder of Goodnight Darling Co, as well as a life and business strategist who helps people thrive and find financial success based on their aura type. She guides her clients through the process of transitioning from doing life by the book to following their guts in every aspect of living. In this episode, Aycee introduces us to the concept of Human Design and how you can live your best life by applying your human design strategy. SHOW NOTES- keepchasingthestars.com/41 This episode is brought to you by the Visionary Journal. The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends goal setting, visualization, planning your day to day, and regular review to help you get from idea to done. Learn more about the Visionary Journal by visiting- visionaryjournal.co
October 31, 2018
Alexandra Franzen is a copywriter and writing coach, helping clients to develop podcasts, videos, websites, pitches, proposals, books, and other projects. She writes an amazing newsletter to share inspiring true stories, writing and creativity tips, positivity, encouragement, and motivation to pursue your goals. In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, Alex shares how she got started as a writer, growing her business despite not being on social media and 3 ways to be a more confident writer. This episode is brought to you by the Visionary Journal. The Visionary Journal™ is a day planner with vision. Encompassing everything you need to successfully achieve your goals, it seamlessly blends goal setting, visualization, planning your day to day, and regular review to help you get from idea to done. Learn more about the Visionary Journal by visiting- visionaryjournal.co
October 24, 2018
For the last handful of months, you may have heard me mention my short book The Fear Guide. Today I want to give you a backstage pass into my creative process. I’m going to walk you through what goes on when I get an idea. If you've ever been curious about how I go from idea to completed product this is the episode for you.   SHOW NOTES- keepchasingthestars.com/39   This episode is brought to you by my booklet The Fear Guide- Silence Your Fear And Take Action.   If the Chorus Of Fear is regularly singing you out of your dreams, you need to grab this short read jam-packed with exercises that will help you quiet your fear long enough to take the next small step.   Grab a copy by visiting- TheFearGuide.com
October 17, 2018
Kyla is a Canadian business coach and digital strategist who's worked behind the scenes in hundreds of businesses, from six-figure brands to one woman shops. She helps business owners make their brands irresistible, profitable & simple to run so their businesses aren't just successful, their work is measurable and feels amazing. In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, Kyla shares how she structured her business around her life and family, how to give yourself permission to be human while moving forward in your business, and 4 ways to simplify your marketing. SHOW NOTES- keepchasingthestars.com/38 This episode is sponsored by The Visionary Journal. A goal setting guide, mini vision board, and day planner that helps you break your goals into actionable steps that you can integrate into your daily life. You start with the big picture areas of your life that you’d like to focus on, set S.M.A.R.T goals, create a 90-day action plan while committing monthly and weekly to doing the work that will move you closer to achieving your goal. For more information and to order your own copy of the Visionary Journal visit- www.visionaryjournal.co
October 10, 2018
"Every big thing in life is done through a series of tiny actions."  Today's episode is inspired by a conversation that I had with my mom about how to find your passion. If I had a dollar for everytime this conversation came up I would be rich.  Contrary to what most people believe, you won't find your passion sitting around thinking about it. Finding your passion is not a passive activity. It requires action! A lot of it. But you don't have to make huge commitments or dive in deep right away. You can start small with a series of tiny actions.   SHOW NOTES- keepchasingthestars.com/37   This episode is sponsored by The Visionary Journal. A goal setting guide, mini vision board, and day planner that helps you break your goals into actionable steps that you can integrate into your daily life.  You start with the big picture areas of your life that you’d like to focus on, set S.M.A.R.T goals, create a 90-day action plan while committing monthly and weekly to doing the work that will move you closer to achieving your goal. For more information and to order your own copy of the Visionary Journal visit- www.visionaryjournal.co  
October 3, 2018
Kate Kenfield is a speaker, writer, and empathy educator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her workshops, talks, and writing seek to improve people’s emotional literacy, whether in a professional or personal context. Kate has also developed a unique set of cards that she calls Tea & Empathy. She has used these cards in trainings that have helped doctors, students, activists, and many others to better understand and talk about feelings in a practical and non-confrontational way. In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, Kate talks about how she became an empathy educator, the importance of self-care, and shares 3 key ways to improve your relationships. Kate's Tea & Empathy Kickstart campaign just went live! Check it out and support it if you can. Show Notes: keepchasingthestars.com/36 This episode is sponsored by The Visionary Journal. A goal setting guide, mini vision board, and day planner that helps you break your goals into actionable steps that you can integrate into your daily life.  You start with the big picture areas of your life that you’d like to focus on, set S.M.A.R.T goals, create a 90-day action plan while committing monthly and weekly to doing the work that will move you closer to achieving your goal. For more information and to order your own copy of the Visionary Journal visit- www.visionaryjournal.co
September 26, 2018
In this episode, I share my snorkeling story and how that parallels to the entrepreneurial journey. Often times we are so focused on our fear that we will risk missing out on an amazing opportunity to avoid feeling a little discomfort. Show Notes: keepchasingthestars.com/35 This episode is sponsored by The Visionary Journal. A goal setting guide, mini vision board, and day planner that helps you break your goals into actionable steps that you can integrate into your daily life.  You start with the big picture areas of your life that you’d like to focus on, set S.M.A.R.T goals, create a 90-day action plan while committing monthly and weekly to doing the work that will move you closer to achieving your goal. For more information and to order your own copy of the Visionary Journal visit- www.visionaryjournal.co  
September 19, 2018
Kathlyn Hart is a salary negotiation coach and a motivational speaker who supports ambitious women to dream big, live boldly and earn more. Through her salary negotiation boot camp “Be Brave Get Paid,” which has helped women increase their income by an average of $15,000, she teaches underpaid women how to confidently own their worth and ask for more. Kathlyn is also the host of The Big Leap Show podcast, where she interviews entrepreneurial women about their journey from dreaming to doing. In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, Kat shares how she quit her job to travel the world, why women should be negotiating their salaries, and 3 steps to ask for more out of life. Show Notes: keepchasingthestars.com/34 This episode is sponsored by The Visionary Journal. A goal setting guide, mini vision board, and day planner that helps you break your goals into actionable steps that you can integrate into your daily life.  You start with the big picture areas of your life that you’d like to focus on, set S.M.A.R.T goals, create a 90-day action plan while committing monthly and weekly to doing the work that will move you closer to achieving your goal. For more information and to order your own copy of the Visionary Journal visit- www.visionaryjournal.co  
September 12, 2018
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, Monique & Amber answer their very first listener question! Longtime Keep Chasing the Stars supporter and young adult author, Anastasia Bolinder asks: “How can she get her books out to more people?” Learning how to market your work is something that every small business has to figure out. Even though we’re talking about marketing books, many of the tips shared in this episode can be applied to other types of businesses. Show Notes: keepchasingthestars.com/33 This episode is sponsored by The Visionary Journal. A goal setting guide, mini vision board, and day planner that helps you break your goals into actionable steps that you can integrate into your daily life.  You start with the big picture areas of your life that you’d like to focus on, set S.M.A.R.T goals, create a 90-day action plan while committing monthly and weekly to doing the work that will move you closer to achieving your goal. For more information and to order your own copy of the Visionary Journal visit- keepchasingthestars.com/visionaryjournal  
September 5, 2018
Siobhan Sudberry is a Clarity Cultivator, founder of BeFree Project and host of the podcast Girl Be Free. She teaches women how to get unstuck, gain clarity and cultivate the life they desire on their terms. She’s passionate about empowering women and encouraging them to show up for themselves and take action. In this episode, Siobhan talks about how to start doing "self-work", why women feel guilty about putting themselves first, and 3 ways you can gain clarity around what you want. Show Notes: keepchasingthestars.com/32 This episode is sponsored by The Launch Pad. This 8-week group coaching program is only open for enrollment through Friday, September 7th. Gain clarity in the direction of your business, get clear on your messaging, and figure out your next steps in a supportive and powerful community. Check out the details and see if it's the right fit by visiting keepchasingthestars.com.
August 29, 2018
There comes a time in every creatives' journey when they need additional support and guidance. Is it time to hire a coach? In this episode, I share 5 signs that it might be time to hire a coach. Show Notes: keepchasingthestars.com/31 This episode is sponsored by The Launch Pad. This 8-week group coaching program is only open for enrollment through Friday, September 7th. Gain clarity in the direction of your business, get clear on your messaging, and figure out your next steps in a supportive and powerful community. Check out the details and see if it's the right fit by visiting https://www.keepchasingthestars.com/launch-pad/.
August 22, 2018
Sarah Von Bargen is the writer behind the clever and witty blog Yes and Yes, where she helps people put their money, time, and energy where their happiness is (instead of wasting it on throw pillows and Netflix binges). She's also the creator of Bank Boost and Make It Stick Habit School and her work has been featured in places like Forbes, Elle, Lifehacker, and Glamour magazine. In this episode, Sarah shares how she got started blogging, why she’s running her business 100% wrong, and 3 steal-worthy habits that support her business
August 15, 2018
CYNDIE SPIEGEL is a Brooklyn-based small business consultant, coach, and TEDx speaker. She is also the founder of The Collective (of Us), a small business accelerator for women and The Community (of Us), an online hub for conversation and change-making community.   She is on a mission to empower 100,000 women to build BOLD businesses and conversations by the year 2020.   Her straight talk and visionary perspective on creating women-owned businesses, overcoming imposter complex and embracing fear; inspire women globally to build bold, profitable businesses.   In this episode, Cyndie gets fired up talking about empowering women and the hang-ups that she sees women face in their businesses. She also shares 3 key components for asking for what you want.   Show notes are available at https://www.keepchasingthestars.com/29   This episode is sponsored by The Fear Guide. Learn practical steps to silence fear and take action. Grab a copy at www.thefearguide.com  
August 8, 2018
I used to be a die-hard "You need social media to run an online business" person but lately, I'm over it. I've found myself trying to prove that you don't need social media as much as you think you do. I realize that this thought process is at complete at odds with most of the information found online but hear me out. In this episode, I share why I quit Instagram and 5 signs that you're in need of a social media detox. Show Notes: keepchasingthestars.com/28
July 25, 2018
My grandma has this saying about September. She says, "If you let September catch you without a plan, then you might as well get ready to start saying "Happy New Year" in two weeks." I totally agree. Once September starts the holiday season rolls in and it’s a nonstop roller-coaster ride until we hit New Year’s Day. Don’t let the holiday slump catch you. If you own a creative business, it’s important that you get your second wind and finish the year strong. In this episode, I’m sharing 6 ways that you can end the year on a high note. (Original Broadcast Date August 23, 2017) show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/m8
July 18, 2018
Christa David is a mixed media artist fusing the mediums of painting, collage, and assemblage to discuss themes of faith, power, politics, and identity. In September 2016, after years of “making art in the cracks” (nights and weekends) alongside her demanding work as a senior public health researcher, she took a leap of faith into making art full-time. In this episode, we discuss why Christa left her six-figure salary to pursue art, how to evaluate your life situation to decide if taking the leap is right for you, marketing yourself as a full-time artist and avoiding the comparison bug. (Original broadcast date August 30, 2017) For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/9 SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Get show merchandise- bitly.com/brilliancetee Connect with me on Instagram- instagram.com/starchasersonly    
July 11, 2018
Twinkie Chan is an online personality, Youtuber and crochet designer. She is best known for her cute food-themed crochet accessories like cupcake scarves, hamburger mitts, and hot dog purses.  In this episode, we discuss how Twinkie Chan got started as a crocheter, why she decided to create food-themed accessories and how she has achieved such longevity in the online handmade industry. (Original broadcast date June 7, 2017) Show Notes- https://www.keepchasingthestars.com/3.
July 4, 2018
An interview with Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love. We discuss how she transitioned her passion project into her full-time gig. Amber is very candid and shares openly about her first paid DIY opportunity, how she transitioned from child psychologist to full-time blogger and the key to making blogging a sustainable career. (Original broadcast date: May 10, 2017) Show notes available at keepchasingthestars.com/1
June 27, 2018
This is part 4 of the Better Content Creation series. So far we've discussed the anatomy of great content, how to brainstorm content ideas and two ways to streamline your content creation. In this final episode of the series, I want to share 7 ways to repurpose and remix your content so that you can get off of the creation hamster wheel. Show Notes - keepchasingthestars.com/27
June 20, 2018
Welcome to Part 3 of the Better Content series. Today, I want to talk about how to create your content ideas in a consistent and streamlined manner. Because what good is it to have a bunch of content ideas if you don't actually create them? In this episode, I share two simple ways that I streamline my content creation.  For show notes go to keepchasingthestars.com/26
June 13, 2018
Welcome to Part 2 of the Better Content series. Today I want to talk about how you generate stellar content ideas that attract the right people and make you look like an expert. Coming up with fresh content ideas can be a bit of a chore. In this episode, I share my simple strategy for brainstorming content ideas. For show notes go to keepchasingthestars.com/25 Please subscribe, rate and review Pimp Your Brilliance Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated.
June 6, 2018
It’s no longer enough to create a piece of content and hit publish. Your content needs to be great! Great content encourages your audience to share it, subscribe to your list, register for your webinars and take your challenges. Great content makes people take the next step. In this episode, I dive into the 5 things that make up the anatomy of a great piece of content. As a content creator, it's crucial that you nail these steps each and every time you hit publish. If you've ever wondered how do I get people to consume my content and then take action, this is an episode you definitely want to take notes on. For show notes go to keepchasingthestars.com/24 Please subscribe, rate and review Pimp Your Brilliance Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated.
May 23, 2018
It can be both exciting and scary to have a new idea, but too many people get stuck before they get started. This is such a bummer. The world needs to experience your amazing ideas. In this minisode, I walk you through the 7 steps that you need to complete to take you from idea to done. (original broadcast date: May 31, 2017) Show notes: keepchasingthestars.com/m2 Show Merchandise: keepchasingthestars.com/shop Get featured use #pimpyourbrilliance
May 16, 2018
Are you trying to get started using video for your brand? On today's episode, I chat with video expert, Andrea Corson, founder of Video Pop and she shared her 8 step process for video creation. Show notes: keepchasingthestars.com/23 Show Merchandise: keepchasingthestars.com/shop Get featured use #pimpyourbrilliance
May 9, 2018
Cue the confetti because today we are celebrating. It's my pod-versary! It's crazy that it has been a whole year already! Today, I'm sharing 5 lessons that I've learned from my guests and talking about my plans for Pimp Your Brilliance heading into another year. Show notes: keepchasingthestars.com/22 Show Merchandise: keepchasingthestars.com/shop Get featured use #pimpyourbrilliance
May 2, 2018
Thinking of starting a podcast? Here's an honest look at what is required including a peek behind the scenes at the equipment, software, and processes that I use to run my show. (original broadcast date: June 16, 2017)
April 25, 2018
Meg Keene is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of A Practical Wedding, which started as a Blogspot account on her kitchen table ten years ago, and is now the top independently held wedding publication in the world. In this episode, Meg talks about how A Practical Wedding got started, bootstrapping her business and the realities of running a business with a team. Show notes: keepchasingthestars.com/20 Show Merchandise: keepchasingthestars.com/shop Get featured use #pimpyourbrilliance
April 18, 2018
What do you do when you have an idea that can be really impactful but you don’t have the funds to invest in it? This is a dilemma that I can relate to because I’ve bootstrapped my business from the very beginning. In this episode, I share my best advice for starting a business when money is tight. For a list of free and low-cost resources visit: keepchasingthestars.com/m19 Get Show Merchandise: keepchasingthestars.com/shop #pimpyourbrilliance
April 11, 2018
Maureen (Mo) Vázquez is a designer, a child of the 80s, and a life-long sticker lover. After a career in design and corporate brand management, she launched Pipsticks, a subscription sticker club. In this episode Maureen shares where the idea of creating a subscription sticker club came from, how she sources products, challenges of running a business and why connecting with your community is key. Show notes- keepchasingthestars.com/20 Show Merchandise- keepchasingthestars.com/shop
April 4, 2018
Are your habits and mindset getting in your way? Are they stopping you from moving forward with an idea? In this episode, I share 5 unproductive habits that are keeping you stuck, stagnant and not taking action. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/m18 Get Show Merchandise- keepchasingthestars.com/shop #pimpyourbrilliance
March 28, 2018
Arsha Jones is a creative soul with a penchant for marketing, sales, pop culture and social media. Her website, BuildBrandLaunch.com is where she teaches others how to turn their passions into profit with physical products. In this episode, we dive into Arsha’s journey to multiple million dollar brands, how she proceeds with a new idea and why she set out to build a business her way. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/19 Get Show Merchandise- keepchasingthestars.com/shop
March 21, 2018
When I poll the Keep Chasing the Stars community about issues they’re currently struggling with, overwhelmingly the answer is lack of time. I get it. There is no shortage of people, ideas or things constantly fighting for our attention. Without a plan in place guiding the use of your time (aka a schedule), it’s ridiculously easy to get off track or invest in work that doesn’t help you get stuff done. In this episode, I’m sharing 5 ways to master your schedule and maximize your productivity. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/m17 Get Show Merchandise- keepchasingthestars.com/shop #pimpyourbrilliance
March 14, 2018
Have you ever thought about launching multiple brands? Well this week’s guest, Kyshira Moffett is the founder of the KSM Group, This Is Her Movement, and Life of a Bombshell Cosmetics. Kyshira S. Moffett, MBA is a digital brand strategist, content creator, award winning entrepreneur, and author. Passionate about brand strategy, entrepreneurship, and beauty, she is living her motto “feel the fear and do it anyway” every single day. In this episode, Kyshira shares how she got started with brand strategy, her best advice for managing multiple brands as a solopreneur and how you can launch a bombshell brand this year. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/18 Get Show Merchandise- keepchasingthestars.com/shop #pimpyourbrilliance  
March 7, 2018
Today's episode is inspired by my recent trip to Palm Springs, Ca to attend Alt Summit. For those of you that have never heard of Alt Summit, it is a creative conference for women in the digital space. This was my 6th time attending and I walked away with some pretty powerful epiphanies, the most important being how to show up for yourself when you are in a room full of awesome people. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/m16 Get Show Merchandise- keepchasingthestars.com/shop #pimpyourbrilliance
February 21, 2018
Ever thought about quitting your job to pursue running your side hustle full time? Well this week’s guest Amber Wright of TalktoAmber.com has recently made the transition.   Amber is a communication expert, speaker, and public speaking coach. Her specialty lies in helping entrepreneurs find their voice on-stage, online, and on paper. Once described as a teacher with many classrooms, her effervescent personality and inspiring nature make her a favorite among corporate to collegiate audiences across the country. In this episode, Amber shares how she made the transition from college professor to full time business owner, the steps she took to prepare for her new journey and she even gives us a few tips about how to find your voice. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/17 Get Show Merchandise- keepchasingthestars.com/shop #pimpyourbrilliance
February 14, 2018
Have you set your vision for this year? So many people have a difficult time finding their mojo at the beginning of a new year.  You’re coming down from the high of the holiday season and closing out the previous year. Then, you’re expected to jump right back in come January 1st. It doesn't work like that especially if you haven’t given yourself space to consider what you want to happen during  this fresh 365 days. In this episode, I’m sharing 5 steps to help you set your vision for the year. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/m15 Get Show Merchandise- keepchasingthestars.com/shop #pimpyourbrilliance  
February 7, 2018
In this episode, we chat with personal branding strategist Maya Elious about her humble beginnings on MySpace, best tips for creating consistent content, the importance of setting boundaries and how she plans to impact 1,000 women. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/16 Get Show Merchandise- keepchasingthestars.com/shop #pimpyourbrilliance
November 29, 2017
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’ve invited my friend Amber Wright on to the show to interview me. After twenty-eight episodes, I felt this was the perfect way to end the first season of the podcast. In this episode, we discuss my background, how I knew when it was time to transition in my business, my best advice for staying consistent and my keys to success after 8+ years in business. This episode is sponsored by the Galaxy Visionary Journal- VisionaryJournal.co Get FREE shipping with code GALAXY at checkout. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/15 SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Get show merchandise- bitly.com/brilliancetee Connect on Instagram- instagram.com/pimpyourbrilliance Use #showyourbrilliance to be featured
November 22, 2017
In this week’s minisode, I’m answering a listener question. Taryn asks, “At what point in your business journey did you start to truly feel successful, by your own definition?” IN THIS EPISODE I SHARE: The epiphany that shifted my view of success Practical advice for finding success on your own terms Get show notes for this minisode- keepchasingthestars.com/m14
November 15, 2017
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Felecia Hatcher of Code Fever Miami and Black Tech Week. Felecia Hatcher is a White House Award-winning entrepreneur, badass business rainmaker, best selling author, globally sought-after speaker, media darling, mother, and Founder of Code Fever and Black Tech Week. Breathe... She is also the rather awesome former Chief Popsicle at Feverish Pops, a gourmet ice pop boutique and manufacturing brand with a Fortune 500 client roster that would make your head spin. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Felecia was a marketing executive working for big brands like Nintendo, Sony, Mckee Foods and the NBA. In this episode, we discuss how Felecia got started in business, the embarrassing moment that helped her discover a new business idea, how she handles transitions in her entrepreneurial journey and her quest to rid Miami of innovation deserts. This episode is sponsored by the Galaxy Visionary Journal- VisionaryJournal.co Get FREE shipping with code GALAXY at checkout. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/14 SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Get show merchandise- bitly.com/brilliancetee Connect on Instagram- instagram.com/pimpyourbrilliance Use #showyourbrilliance to be featured
November 8, 2017
In this week’s minisode, I’m answering a listener question. Telara asks, “When you have so many creative ideas, how do you decide on which one to lead with?” This is a common issue amongst creatives who have no shortage of new ideas. ON THIS EPISODE I SHARE: 5 questions to evaluate your idea against Why ultimately the idea isn’t that important Why it’s important to love the process and not just the outcome   Get show notes for this minisode- keepchasingthestars.com/m13
November 1, 2017
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Brooklyn-based graphic designer Ed Roth of Stencil1. Stencil1 sells Ed's iconic line of stencil's and modern DIY tools. He has spent 13 years growing his stencil company and has been featured by Martha Stewart, The New York Times, ReadyMade, and Country Living.  In this episode, we discuss how Ed created his own opportunity by starting his stencil line, how he makes money as a stencil designer and his keys to success after 13 years in business. This episode is sponsored by the Galaxy Visionary Journal- VisionaryJournal.co Get FREE shipping with code GALAXY at checkout. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/13 SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Get show merchandise- bitly.com/brilliancetee Connect on Instagram- instagram.com/pimpyourbrilliance Use #showyourbrilliance to be featured
October 25, 2017
This week’s minisode is all about my passion project the Visionary Journal. After, running a successful Kickstarter campaign last year, I’ve decided to run a pre-order campaign to offset the production costs of bringing the Galaxy Visionary Journal back. In this episode, I’m sharing a little of my journey as a planner creator and giving you 5 important reasons why you need the Visionary Journal for 2018. Pre-order the Galaxy Visionary Journal at VisionaryJournal.co Get FREE shipping by using GALAXY at checkout.   Get full show for this minisode- keepchasingthestars.com/m11
October 18, 2017
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Lindsay White of Lot 801. Lot801 is a children's brand for the curious littles and mums who love practical style. After building her brand so quickly through social media and PR, other small shop owners took notice and started contacting her with questions on how they too could grow their brand. That's when she started Lot801 Marketing where she teaches other small biz owners how to grow their brand via social media, PR and email marketing. In this episode, we discuss how Lindsay started her children’s clothing line, the light bulb moment that made her take PR seriously, how she leverages celebrity relationships to grow her brand and her keys to success. This episode is sponsored by the Galaxy Visionary Journal- VisionaryJournal.co Get FREE shipping with code GALAXY at checkout. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/12 SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Get show merchandise- bitly.com/brilliancetee Connect on Instagram- instagram.com/pimpyourbrilliance Use #showyourbrilliance to be featured
October 4, 2017
Today we’re talking all about creative collaborations. A common struggle amongst creative entrepreneurs is trying to gain visibility and grow their brands in an increasingly noisy online space. Once I started to partner up with other people I found it so much easier to grow my business and expand my influence. But there’s an art to pitching collaborations and more often than not I’m underwhelmed by the quality of pitches that I’ve received. In this episode, I’m sharing the dos and don’ts of creative collaborations. This minisode is sponsored by the Galaxy Visionary Journal- VisionaryJournal.co FREE shipping with promo code GALAXY Get full show notes for this minisode- keepchasingthestars.com/m11 Follow Pimp Your Brilliance on Instagram: @pimpyourbrilliance @starchasersonly
September 27, 2017
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Tamara Floyd an award-winning blogger and part-time superhero. Tamara started her blog, Natural Hair Rules.com in 2008 as a creative outlet and online natural hair journal. Over the years it has garnered more than one million monthly pageviews and a following nearly 700,000 across all social media channels. She has had the honor of working with top brands and companies such as Sally Beauty, Wal-Mart, and Dove, just to name a few. In this episode, we discuss how Tamara got started as a blogger, SEO best practices and repurposing content to build consistency and how failure is valuable. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/11 SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Get show merchandise- bitly.com/brilliancetee Connect on Instagram- instagram.com/pimpyourbrilliance Use #showyourbrilliance to be featured  
September 20, 2017
In a recent listener survey, I asked: What’s one thing that you’re struggling with in your creative business? Overwhelmingly the answers the revolved around struggles related to running a side hustle while holding down a 9 to 5. If you’ve been struggling to make progress with your side hustle because of time and organization issues you aren’t alone. Many creatives including myself have struggled with this. It has taken me years to figure out strategies, processes, and systems that help my business run with more ease. In this episode, I’m sharing 4 ways to master your side hustle. This minisode is sponsored by Side Hustle & Flow master class- sidehustleandflow.com Get full show for this minisode- keepchasingthestars.com/m10 Follow Pimp Your Brilliance on Instagram: @pimpyourbrilliance @starchasersonly Listener Survey- keepchasingthestars.com/survey
September 13, 2017
This week on Pimp Your Brilliance, I’m chatting with Jess Peterson. Jess is the CEO & Creative Producer of Mighty Oak, a creative studio that specializes in hand-made animation and design. Since launching in May 2015, their series of commercials, gifs, and editorial videos have been viewed millions of times, receiving acclaim from the ACLU, Huffington Post, and BBC. Her mission is to both encourage more creatives to explore the world of entrepreneurship and to employ more women in her field. In this episode, we discuss why Jess started a handmade animation studio, how she pivoted to build a better business, understanding your strengths and the lessons she’s learned on her entrepreneurial journey. For show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/10 SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Get show merchandise - bitly.com/brilliancetee Connect on Instagram - instagram.com/pimpyourbrilliance Use #showyourbrilliance to be featured
September 5, 2017
Have you ever wondered how to develop an idea into a physical product? How to find a manufacturer for your idea? What are minimum order quantities? How to get funding for your idea? After successfully producing several versions of the Visionary Journal, I know a thing or two about working with a manufacturer to produce a product. This episode is all about how to develop an idea and bring it to life through manufacturing. BEST MOMENTS The idea behind the Visionary Journal How I created my first prototype Product Testing/ Getting feedback Developing my MVP (minimum viable product) How to find a printer What it’s like to work with a printer Creating a budget/ Funding your idea For more information and show notes visit- keepchasingthestars.com/m9 SUPPORT THE SHOW Get show merchandise- bitly.com/brilliancetee Connect with me on Instagram- instagram.com/starchasersonly Listener Survey- keepchasingthestars.com/survey
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